Some days the ideas simply don’t come. Your brain is bare and closed for a break. But that’s not very helpful when you have an article to write, a meeting with your boss, a looming presentation or any other project that requires new ideas and insights.
As Jack London famously said, “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
So it helps to have an arsenal of tools you can turn to, and a system you can use every day to keep your tank full.
Here are 12 tips and exercises for finding and generating great ideas, whether you’re penning a blog post or novel, painting your next piece, starting a new project at work or need a fun activity to do with your kids.